South Africa’s parliament passed a national minimum wage bill by an overwhelming majority to tackle strikes and wage inequality.
The study of increases in the minimum award wages is the first of its kind in Australia and provides a boost to unions’ argument in the Fair Work Commission for a $50-a-week increase in the minimum wage.
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) will go ahead with its planned nationwide mass mobilisation of workers to protest against the proposed “poverty-level” national minimum wage of R20 an hour and amendments to labour laws
Our analysis revealed no negative employment effects because of the 2016 increase,
Following intense tripartite negotiations, the Iranian government, employers and unions agreed to increase the country’s minimum wage by 19.8%, from 9.29 million rials ($245) per month to 11.14 million rials ($294.50).
The retailer’s moves announced at its annual investor meeting in Minneapolis, where the company is based come as its ambitious plan to make itself over is driving more people to its stores and its website.
The move by the council comes in support of bills filed by state Sen. Richard Madaleno of Montgomery County and state Del. Shelly Hettleman of Baltimore County. Their companion bills would raise the state’s minimum wage from a little more than $10 to $15 by 2023.
The increase for the nation’s largest private employer also comes amid political pressure to bolster minimum wages and comes amid a hot streak for the retailer.
Montana’s minimum wage went up 15 cents to $8.30 an hour. The modest increase is something employers implement starting Jan. 1.